Fake News is Defined HERE
Fourth US National Climate Assessment has just been published. And it is filled with scary overblown claims, flimsy justifications, and ridiculous assertions. You can read the claims HERE [NCA4_Ch02_Changing-Climate_ExecSum ] but here is one example:
The impacts of climate change are already being felt in communities across the country. In the absence of significant global mitigation action and regional adaptation efforts, rising temperatures, sea level rise, and changes in extreme events are expected to increasingly disrupt and damage critical infrastructure and property, labor productivity, and the vitality of our communities.
The question is, have communities really had a significant climate change, as claimed in the report and echoed by the local Nevada County progressives, or is this just more fake news? Let’s test some of the claims:
The U.S. Climate Reference Network (USCRN) is a systematic and sustained network of climate monitoring stations with sites across the conterminous U.S., Alaska, and Hawaii. These stations use high-quality instruments to measure temperature, precipitation, wind speed, soil conditions, and more. According to this NOAA USCRN graphic, there has not been any significant increase in temperature:
What about the declining snowpack?
How about increased severe weather?
There with your own eyes, you and Robert Cross can see that the Fourth US National Climate Assessment includes some fake news. Temperatures are flat, snow increasing and severe weather declining, what else is fake in this report. Stay tuned>